About The Author

EmptyName 277 (2)My writing is not a true reflection of who I am. It only reflects some light on the darkness that lurks within me. It reflects my struggles for purpose and understanding. It reflects hints of my passion. It reflects suggestions of who I am and who I yearn to be. But it is not entirely me.

I am an ordinary man and a somewhat grounded human being who is old-fashioned by nature, sincere with intent, and terribly flawed. I have two daughters who live with me as I try to do justice to raising them as a single parent. I desperately seek to achieve a balance in life, with a specific appreciation for the laws of cause and effect.

I used to be an IT professional by trade, and a generalist by choice, but after years of being a corporate slave, I chose to exit the corporate world so that I could pursue my writing with more conviction, and explore my entrepreneurial spirit where possible. I am most intrigued by the human psyche, despite struggling to find a balance between my idealism, naivety and pragmatism. However, I am very much the realist to the point of pessimism at times, but never do I subscribe to hopelessness or despair. That’s far too common a trait to appeal to me.

I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1971, and have lived here my entire life, with a few extended stays in Arabia, Cape Town and Tunis. The school of life has taught me everything I know, with academic pursuits lacking any attraction except where a meaningful application of such knowledge was clearly evident. My writing is a creative outlet that allows me to vent, or theorise about the quirks of my character, or life, or both.

My pursuit to grasp the logical relationships between seemingly independent entities or realms of lifeΒ has often led me to find enchantment in places most find mundane, insignificant, or boring.

I hope you find my ramblings of value, if not wholesome, then at least mildly entertaining.

P.S. I am not a health professional by any definition of the modern standard, so any health advice implied, stated, or derived from my writing is based entirely on my own experiences, observations, and ad hoc research and is not intended to replace the advice that should be sought from certified healthcare professionals.

P.P.S. Images are always my own, with my favourite being the flower at the side of the road. A scene most ignore, and one that I would have missed had I not chosen to stop randomly on the road while driving from Johannesburg to Cape Town. I do this as often as I can, because the open road echoes both my eagerness to discover, as well as my need to breathe.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Jing Sebastian says:

    “I hope you find my ramblings of value, if not wholesome, then at least mildly entertaining.”
    Actually, this post alone is RATHER entertaining.
    Your choice of words journeyed me to a place I’ve always dreamt of but have not figured out what and where it could be. Love it! πŸ™‚

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    1. Zaid Ismail says:

      Thank you Jing! So I exceeded my target? πŸ™‚ I look forward to your thoughts on the other stuff I share.

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      1. Jing Sebastian says:

        Yeas! I need some time to sit down for real and digest your thoughts over cups and cups of coffee. I have just browsed over the titles. It would kill me just reading them literally. I feel like reading beyond the lines then matching them with theories and principles. Hahahaha. Missing graduate school classroom. πŸ’πŸ°β˜•οΈ

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      2. Zaid Ismail says:

        I hope I don’t disappoint and that the caffeine is well spent! πŸ™‚

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      3. Jing Sebastian says:

        No worries. I’ll clear my brain from any sort of bias. Will document the caffeine intake while and after reading. πŸ™‚

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  2. Grace Anne says:

    Found you through recommendations!! definitely glad I clicked! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    I like your blog layout, simple and neat.

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    1. Zaid Ismail says:

      Thank you Grace. I really appreciate the feedback. πŸ™‚

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  3. You are my soul family !

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    1. Zaid Ismail says:

      Welcome home πŸ™‚

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  4. Anonymous says:

    awesome read….

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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚

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  5. MuQeet says:

    An amazing blog header, Mashaa’Allah!

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    1. Alhamdulillah…Jazaakallah for the feedback. πŸ™‚

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